2007_04_953bklyn.jpgAn elderly couple was hit by a car in Sunset Park last night. Reports said that the couple was dropped off outside their senior citizen residence on 9th Avenue at 53rd Street when a golden four-door sedan struck them.

Seventy-three-year-old Raiza Burman was pronounced dead while her husband is in critical condition with head injuries and a broken leg. A neighbor said, "They were always together. They're beautiful people. I'm hurting."

Police are looking for the driver and the car, which has damage on the passenger side (call 800-577-TIPS with informatioN). And, every week, Streetsblog presents a grim post: A compilation of list of vehicle-related deaths and injuries.